The phenomenon of immigration

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The phenomenon of immigration

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Did you know that 13.3% of Spain’s population is of foreign origin? Applications for asylum originating from extra-Community countries have multiplied by 12 in the last ten years in Spain.

Percentage of the population (aged 25 to 54) with higher education

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Percentage of the population (aged 25 to 54) with higher education

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Only 27.7% of the foreign population gains access to higher education in Spain, against 44% of the native population.

Young people (aged 15 to 29) who neither study nor work

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Young people (aged 15 to 29) who neither study nor work

December 2020

Social Inclusion

The percentage of “NEETs” (Not in Education, Employment or Training) is much higher in Spain among women of foreign origin than among men (27.8% versus 21.6%).

Disproportionate housing costs

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Disproportionate housing costs

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Overcrowding

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Overcrowding

December 2020

Social Inclusion

The population of immigrant origin has more probabilities of residing in over-occupied dwellings. Thus, in 2018, some 13.2% of people of foreign origin in Spain were living in overcrowded dwellings.

Acquisition of nationality

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Acquisition of nationality

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2017, Spanish nationality was obtained by 66,498 people, some 1.1% of the total of the immigrant population and a lower percentage than in other countries such as Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

Perceived health status

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Perceived health status

December 2020

Social Inclusion

People of Spanish and foreign nationalities alike have a perception of their health as good or very good, and above the European Union average.

Perception regarding immigration

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Perception regarding immigration

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2017, some 7 out of every 10 Spaniards considered that the integration of immigrants was generally satisfactory, a percentage much higher than the EU average.

Fast Track

Best practices

Fast Track

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In Sweden, with the collaboration of the Public Employment Service and agents from various employment sectors, newly arrived immigrants are trained to facilitate their rapid inclusion into the labour market.

Imbalances between worked hours and desired hours among the younger population

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Imbalances between worked hours and desired hours among the younger population

November 2020

Social Inclusion
Margarita Torre, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Do we work the number of hours we really want to? The percentage of young people who are experiencing imbalances has increased significantly over the last 10 years, especially among
those who would prefer to work more hours.

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